Articles tagged 'chitungwiza'

Power outages cripples Morton Jaffray 27 November 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has of late been experiencing power problems which are affecting operations at Morton Jaffray (MJ) water treatment works. Power outages at MJ and other treatment plants have resulted in some suburbs going for days without water. “We are currently experienc...
Chi-Town residents blast authority 26 November 2018 CHITUNGWIZA - Chitungwiza residents have bemoaned decisions made by their local authority to exclude them in the budget consultation processes saying it was a deliberate effort to disenfranchise them from participating in local governance issues. This came out during a local governance stakeho...
Chi-Town mayor, deputy step down 28 October 2018 HARARE - Chitungwiza mayor Gift Tsverere and his deputy Jabulani Mtunzi have consented to an order for them to relinquish their posts and allow for fresh elections. This comes after High Court judge Edith Mushore granted an order effectively suspending the two politicians, pending the outcom...
Councillor fights prostitution, drugs in St Mary's 28 October 2018 HARARE - Life in Chitungwiza’s St Mary’s suburb has previously been described as ‘‘something stranger than fiction’’ for having people who care the least for a better life. The suburb, characterised by high school drop-outs, is infamous for its rampant abuse of mbanje and sex workers always in...
Chitungwiza mayor, deputy suspended 9 October 2018 HARARE – Chitungwiza mayor Gift Tsverere and his deputy Jabulani Mtunzi have been suspended, following a High Court application challenging their appointments. This followed an application by Kiven Mutimbanyoka, who cited Local Government minister July Moyo, Tsverere, Mtunzi, acting Chitungwiz...
Chamisa holds Chitungwiza rally 8 September 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa, will today hold a rally in Chitungwiza where he is set to engage his supporters on the way forward. The rallies, to be held throughout the country, are meant to afford Chamisa an opportunity to consult his supporters on the way forward in the wak...
Tsverere vows to transform Chitungwiza town 5 September 2018 CHITUNGWIZA - Chitungwiza's new mayor Gift Tsverere was yesterday sworn in at the council chambers. Tsverere takes over from Philip Mutoti who was on numerous occasions suspended and arrested over allegations of corruption and mismanagement. Daily News reporter Helen Kadirire caught up with Ts...
SA-based Zim gospel artiste to perform in Chi-Town 26 May 2018 HARARE - Rising South Africa-based Zimbabwean gospel songbird Lindi Marc has promised a “joyous occasion” when she performs this afternoon at Poths Ministries Deliverance Centre Church in Unit A, Chitungwiza. Lindi Marc, who was born Lindiwe Phiri, will share the stage with Tatenda Mahachi, Mw...
Chitungwiza residents to sue council 25 May 2018 HARARE - Residents in the dormitory town of Chitungwiza are mulling suing their local authority for putting their lives at risk following the recent outbreak of cholera. Since January, Zimbabwe has experienced three outbreaks of cholera in Harare, Chitungwiza and Chegutu. Chitungwiza reside...
Court halts Chi-Town house demolitions 18 April 2018 HARARE - Chitungwiza municipality has been ordered to stop demolishing any structures in the dormitory town. According to the order issued by Magistrate Mutetwa, the mooted demolitions were unlawful. The interdict comes after Chitungwiza and Manyame Rural Residents Association (Camera) appr...
Woman 'forges' court documents 26 March 2018 HARARE - A Chitungwiza woman was last week left dejected after her bid to claim maintenance arrears using forged documents hit a brickwall. Brenda Bulangwe dragged her ex-husband Tonderai Rimaunga to court on allegations of Contravening Section 23 (1) of the Maintenance Act Chapter 5:9, failur...
'Dissolve Pawadyira commission' 6 December 2017 HARARE - Chitungwiza residents have called on the new Local Government minister July Moyo to urgently dissolve the Madzudzo Pawadyira-led commission. Moyo —  who was sworn in on Monday  — has been asked to probe the “unsubstantiated” allegations of gross abuse of office and corruption that for...
Hiring of debt collectors opposed 29 November 2017 HARARE - The engagement of external debt collection services by Chitungwiza municipality which claims to be owed about $60 million by residents and business combined is against the wishes of many ratepayers, council budget consultative meetings showed. The Chitungwiza and Manyame Rural Residen...
ChiTown reviews debt collectors' deal 24 October 2017 HARARE - Chitungwiza Town Council is mulling terminating its debt collecting contract with former Zanu PF legislator Paul Mangwana on the back of outcries by residents accusing the former minister’s company of being overly aggressive in the execution of its duties. Residents have already rejec...
Residents fume over debt collectors 16 October 2017 HARARE - Outraged Chitungwiza residents have fiercely resisted the hiring of debt collectors by the town's local authority, arguing the move is oppressive to struggling ratepayers. The concerns were expressed during two-day budget consultation meetings last week. The rejection of debt colle...
Chi-Town councillors hauled before tribunal 8 June 2017 HARARE - Suspended Chitungwiza councillors will soon appear before a tribunal appointed by Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere to determine their fate on corruption allegations. In an interview with the Daily News, Kasukuwere said those found guilty will have to face the music. In ...
Mabamba in soup over $135k land deal 19 May 2017 HARARE - Ex-Chitungwiza councillor Fredrick Mabamba is seeking to regain possession of $136 000 worth of land that he had used as surety in a university construction deal, but was seized by government. He used the land to pay Development Services Africa (DSA), a company that provided him with ...
Zanu PF thugs run amok 12 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF hoodlums yesterday ran amok in Chitungwiza where they injured several supporters of opposition Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) party who were on a clean-up campaign in the dormitory town. The barbaric attacks left many people needing hospitalisation. Eyewitnesses said all hell brok...
Chitungwiza's deepening poverty 5 February 2017 HARARE - It is the signature sound of a bustling market: vendors shouting about their wares to passersby while thousands of flies buzz in a huge wooden compartment containing meat of all kinds. Up to 70 percent of traders in the Chigovanyika Shopping Complex in St Mary's suburb depend on pitch...
Chitungwiza refurbishes water system 14 January 2017 CHITUNGWIZA - Chitungwiza has started replacing water and sewer pipes in the dormitory town after accessing a $2,5 million loan from the Africa Development Bank (AfDB). Mayor Philip Mutoti said pipe replacement was overdue as the town was grappling with burst sewer pipes. Mutoti said the di...
Poverty stinks in Chitungwiza 11 December 2016 HARARE - Garbage spreads to as far as the eye can see. And a man in rags competes with a scrawny dog rummaging for anything from food to goods. It might be hell but it is reality for this man from Chitungwiza and hundreds others who descend on this dumpsite in the hope that they will coax a li...
Court gives Mabamba reprieve 22 June 2016 HARARE - Former Chitungwiza councillor Fredrick Mabamba, who was facing five counts of fraud, has been removed from remand after State witnesses failed to attend the court hearing. Harare magistrate Elijah Makomo removed Mabamba from remand following an application filed by the politician's la...
Massive housing scam unearthed in Chi-Town 8 May 2016 HARARE - Chitungwiza mayor Philip Mutoti and some councillors are under fire from residents after a damning internal audit report unearthed a massive residential stands scam by councillors and council staff. The audit revealed that council staff and councillors “were identifying undeveloped st...
Residents challenge demolitions 22 January 2016 HARARE - Chitungwiza residents have filed a High Court application seeking to bar the municipality from demolishing their homes. According to a letter dated January 13, 2016, the municipality wrote to the residents stating: “Further, take notice that within 48 hours from service of this notice...
Chitungwiza violence case takes new twist 28 March 2015 CHITUNGWIZA - The recent political violence in Chitungwiza has taken another turn following allegations by MDC activist Gerald Fokisa that it was the local police not Zanu PF youths who broke his leg. Speaking from his hospital bed at Avenues Clinic, Fokisa said police came to a shopping centr...